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|03-27-2015 05:24 AM|
Originally Posted by propsi View Post
|01-07-2015 08:20 PM|
|MrRealty||Would the Kessil A150W Sun be overkill on a 17.5" cube?|
|11-06-2014 06:39 AM|
|Raul-7||Soon they'll release the A160WE Tuna Sun: http://reefbuilders.com/2014/08/25/k...lar-spotlight/|
|10-13-2014 04:38 PM|
Originally Posted by Turningdoc View Post
14" from the top surface of the water level, and 19" from the top of substrate to the top of the water level. So total distance from substrate to the light is 33" Kessil recommends 12"-24".
Yes I do have the Kessil goose necks. And this is really in my mind, the best and easiest way to mount them. I spent a great deal of time trying to figure out a way of suspending them above the tank, and came up with some great ideas. Unfortunately none of them would have looked as clean, unobtrusive or have been any cheaper than the goose necks themselves. No need to re invent the wheel....... I also am using the 90 degree adapters for no other reason than to justify buying them. If I did not use them, I could get the lights closer to the tank. Once its planted time will tell. All in all still no nagging regrets.
|10-13-2014 10:25 AM|
|Turningdoc||Bob1. Are you using Kessil gooseneck mounts over the tank. Also, how far above the water do you have them?|
|10-10-2014 03:05 PM|
|BigL_RIP||Ditto, thanks Bob. Deciding if one would be sufficient here. Looking forward to seeing more.|
|10-10-2014 10:23 AM|
|Turningdoc||Thank you Bob1. Looks like a good start. Seems like 6500 to 9000 range gives decent options. Can't wait to see with plants.|
|10-10-2014 01:58 AM|
Ok here we go. The video quality isn't the best, and the water is tannin stained right now, but it should give people a good idea on spread which is what I wanted to know. I will post more video when I get it planted because there is only black flourite and driftwood to base coloration on, which admittedly isn't much. The aquarium is in a really tight space right now. It's in the basement hallway leading into the rec room. My two channel tube amp system occupies the prime real estate right now. The aquarium is viewed from beneath the stairs and from about 3 feet away. Not ideal I know but, it is what it is. I call it private viewing for one.
First part of the video is with the lights set to the lowest intensity at about 9000k, then it is set to 9000k at the highest intensity. Then the light set to only to one side to illustrate the spread for one light in half the tank. Then set to high at 6500 K.
|10-10-2014 01:51 AM|
|Turningdoc||Anyone using Kessil 360we with reefkeeper or apex controllers?|
|10-09-2014 04:41 AM|
I'd appreciate pics. I use a point source system now, two of the below, and am considering a change:
|10-09-2014 02:45 AM|
Originally Posted by BigL_RIP View Post
What I love about the kessils is the fact that there are shadows in the tank. It looks real rather than just everything being lit with the same brightness. This is just really subjective I know. But it's what I like.This I think comes from two factors: one the single source or focal point of light(spot light), and second, lighting a rectangular area with a round pattern of light.
I don't care about high par numbers. I had high par led fixtures before, and was glad once they broke down because high par is high maintenance. What I love about these fixtures is that I will have I'm guessing medium to medium high light levels with only two small fixtures. I love the open top look of the tank, and it makes planting and maintenance a breeze.
I will post pictures of the set up if someone wants. I know they are not the light for everyone but I'm happy with them.
|10-09-2014 12:59 AM|
Would a single 360we suffice for a 90P (36 x 18 x 18)?
|10-09-2014 12:18 AM|
What are your feelings on them being "spotty" and the adjustability?
Companies must have decided the want into freshwater market. Radion just brought out these:
Maybe true innovation is coming for less soon from the whole industry
|10-08-2014 10:22 PM|
I just bought two 360 we's for my 125 long. And although I have them running I can't comment on plant growth as I haven't planted the tank yet. I would be happy to answer any questions other may have regarding these lights. I took a calculated risk in ordering them as I didn't know how they would work out. So far I could not be any happier.
|10-08-2014 12:21 AM|
Originally Posted by Turningdoc View Post
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